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Brouwerij Sterkens
Brewed at Scheldebrouwerij

Style: Belgian Ale
Meer, Belgium

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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Quote from the bottle: "Dark top-fermented abby ale brewed according to the purity law of 1516."


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle at Belgian Beer Bar in Zhuhai for $220 CNY. Pours opaque brown. Huge tan, foamy head. Clean, but dusty yeast aroma. Flavor is belgium hay. Very clean danky malt syrup, purified. Strong flavor but goes down too smooth, esp. in Zhuhai.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (870) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2014
Brune acajou, effervescence moyenne, mousse beige crémeuse et onctueuse. Plutôt maltée, torréfaction légère-moyenne, fruits secs, légèrement rôtie, moelleuse, petite amertume.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1350) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Duft av frukter. Mørk kastanjebrun farge. Tynt dekkende skum. Mye karbonering. Frisk smak av frukter og krydder.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1075) - PORTUGAL - NOV 26, 2013
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours an almost clear reddish brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is yeast, caramel and toffee, roasted and bread. Medium carbonation and medium to full creamy body. Flavour is bitter with a sweet lightly boring and dry end. Overall, not bad but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 7, 2013
Interesting beer, when it’s poured In glass a dark brown beer is seen. This one in particular exhibits a small and persistent foam head. The aroma reveals some coffee, floral, citrus, raisin and vanilla notes. When it’s tasted a strong body can be felt, the flavor is strong and constant, leaving a nice final perception. Really good Dark Belgium Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1954) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of figs, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is caramel, dark fruits, oxidation. Not exciting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
16oz ceramic bottle. Poured a clear reddish/brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is some dried fruits, brown sugar notes. Malts with notes of caramel, toffee. Flavor had notes of of toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Fruied fruits were a bit noticeable here. Not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prokroustis (685) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 12, 2013
Very dark brown body with a huge off white head. Malty aroma with spices, caramel, brown sugar, bread, some dark fruits, raisins. Highly carbonated, medium body. Bittersweet balanced flavour with caramel, bread, brown sugar, yeast and a slightly herbal finish. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1322) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
50cl bottle. Dark brown with tanned , cheesy head. Nose : yeeast, toffee, roasted, burned caramel, cheese. Sip : creamy with good carbonation. Medium body. Sweet and full of burned caramel, toffee background. Dark fruits, dried ones like figs. The beer had a mellow finish, very moderate bitterness. Quite drinkable and enjoyable in mouth thanks to creamy body. It’s the best St. Sebastiaan I tried for the moment.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2013
This was decent but not nearly as flavorful as I was hoping. Pours a dark brown into the glass with a nice off-white head (filtered). Malts on the nose with notes of some dried fruit but primarily just malt. From the stand point of just a dark beer, it’s a classic example of a solid dark belgian ale. From the standpoint of fine belgian brews, it’s a bit one dimensional and pedestrian. Not bad, not great.


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